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  Shoppe Keep 2 Character Creator Preview – Available Today
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Today, players can jump into Shoppe Keep 2’s whimsical character creator on Steam. Ahead of Shoppe Keep 2’s Early Access launch on 26th April, we invite players to create their very own Shoppe Keepers and share them online.

In this preview of the character creator from the upcoming fantasy management game Shoppe Keep 2, players can create and share Shoppe Keepers that hail from the busy land of Customerania. They can experiment with a variety of hair styles, facial hair options, clothing and tattoos!

Everybody who jumps in and plays the Shoppe Keep 2 Character Creator Preview will be rewarded with an exclusive cosmetic item in the main game at Early Access launch – the Golden Keeper outfit.

Take a look at Shoppe Keep 2 Character Creator Preview’s trailer here. Click here to download an MP4 of the trailer, and here for the Character Creator press kit.

In order to request a press copy of Shoppe Keep 2 Character Creator Preview, please do so via Keymailer or directly email [email protected] and ask for a code.

Custom Shoppe Keep 2 Figure Competition

Players who share a screenshot of their own Shoppe Keeper on Twitter or Instagram with #WeAreKeepers will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a figure of their very own creation! We will take the in-game model of the winning character, chosen at random, and 3D print a bespoke figure for the lucky winning player.

About Shoppe Keep 2

Shoppe Keep 2, the much-anticipated sequel to the 2015 original, will launch in Early Access for PC, Mac and Linux on 26th April 2018.

The new game will expand upon the unique concept and gameplay of the original Shoppe Keep. Players will be tasked with running and growing their own fantasy store, selling armour, weapons and potions to adventurers and NPCs - but this time they won’t be alone.

Brand new to Shoppe Keep 2 is online multiplayer, which will see players teaming up with friends in order to run a store together. Shoppe Keep 2 also features a diverse open world for players to explore, full of dangerous creatures to hunt and rare loot to find - all of which feed into the titular Shoppe Keeping. Take on a venomous spider and sell its poison, or hunt for special loot that will make quite the profit.

With players themselves adventuring this time around, they will also need to kit themselves out with armour, weapons and potions - which is why every single item that can be sold to customers can also be equipped or used by the player character.

To keep up to date with everything Shoppe Keep 2, players should add the game to their Steam wishlist.

In order to request a press copy of Shoppe Keep 2, please do so via Keymailer or directly email [email protected] and ask for a code.

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Shoppe Keep 2 Character Creator Preview on Steam:

Shoppe Keep 2: Character Creator Preview Trailer:

Shoppe Keep 2: Character Creator Preview Trailer MP4:

Shoppe Keep 2: Character Creator Preview Press Kit:

Shoppe Keep 2 on Steam:

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Name:                 James Clements                              

Company:            Excalibur Games Press Office

Phone:                + 44 (0)1869 336446        

Email:                  [email protected]

About Strangefire

Headed by Arvydas Žemaitis, this growing Lithuanian development house has enjoyed great success with its first product – Shoppe Keep.

The team are currently making the final touches to Shoppe Keep for Xbox One, and gearing up for the 26th April 2018 Early Access launch of Shoppe Keep 2.

About Excalibur Games

Excalibur Games is the publishing arm of parent company Contact Sales Ltd, which was founded in 1997.

Excalibur Games has moved forward to release its own original products, in addition to widely recognised licensed titles.

European Ship Simulator, World Ship Simulator, Better Late Than DEAD and Counter Terrorism Unit have all been published digitally on Steam, and physically for retailers.

Excalibur has worldwide MicrosoftTM Xbox One, SonyTM Playstation 4 and NintendoTM Switch publisher status.

Excalibur will also continue to license high-end simulation franchises such as Euro Truck Simulator and American Truck Simulator, from highly acclaimed developer SCS Software.